Nizhalkkuthu / Shadow Kill (2002) DVD9
The story is set in pre-independence India of the 1940s. In the southern princely state of Travancore (a constituent of present day Kerala), as elsewhere in the country, death by hanging is a prevailing penal practice.
SHADOW KILL is the story of a hangman, Kaliyappan. The executioner is unhappy due to the guilt attached to his means of earning income. He realizes that the executions that he often carries out are a result of politics and not justice. To cleanse himself of the guilt, the King issues a pardon in the form of a clemency order, which deliberately arrives a few minutes after the hanging. However, Kaliyappan has no way to absolve himself from the guilt. As he wrestles with his conscience, he drinks heavily, awaiting his next assignment. When it finally does arrive, he's not sure if he's strong enough to carry it out...

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:28:22 | 4.76 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Malayalam
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano
Genre: Drama

Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Cast: Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Sukumari, Reeja
Country: India, France, Netherlands, Switzerland

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